This chapter shows how to upgrade Hydejack to a newer version. The method depends on how you’ve installed Hydejack.

  1. Free version
  2. PRO Version
  3. GitHub Pages
    1. GH Pages + Free Version
    2. GH Pages + PRO Version

Before upgrading to v7+, make sure you’ve read the CHANGELOG, especially the part about the license change!

Free version

Upgrading the free version of the theme is as easy as running

bundle update jekyll-theme-hydejack

PRO Version

In v9, the structure of Hydejack PRO sites has changed. If you’re looking to upgrade from v8 or earlier, check out Installation for existing sites instead.

Buyers of the PRO version will find the files necessary for an upgrade in the #jekyll-theme-hydejack folder of the downloaded zip archive. To upgrade, simply overwrite the existing theme folder in the root directory of your site with the new one, then run

bundle update jekyll-theme-hydejack

If you’ve modified any of Hydejack’s files in #jekyll-theme-hydejack, your changes will most likely be overwritten and you have to apply them again. Make sure you’ve made a backup before overwriting any files.

GitHub Pages

GH Pages + Free Version

When building on GitHub Pages, upgrading Hydejack is as simple as setting the remote_theme key in _config.yml to the latest version:

remote_theme: hydecorp/hydejack@v9.0.5

GH Pages + PRO Version

This confiugration is the most difficult to upgrade because we’ve mashed our content and theme files together. For the most part you have to follow the steps for the installation again.

Keep in mind that, if you’ve made changes to any theme files, they will be overwritten! That includes the various my-* files that are recommended for customization. Make sure you don’t override them accidentally (you can use git to restore them).

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